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John L. Smith

Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Aug 15 2017

Jurors begin deliberating in trial of four Bundy supporters in Nevada

LAS VEGAS Jurors at a federal court in Nevada began deliberations on Tuesday in the retrial of four men accused of numerous charges for acting as gunmen in the 2014 standoff led by renegade rancher Cliven Bundy against federal authorities.

Aug 04 2017

U.S. judge sets $30,000 bail for UK hacker who stopped 'WannaCry'

LAS VEGAS A U.S. judge in Las Vegas set a $30,000 bail on Friday for a well-known British cyber security researcher accused of advertising and selling malicious code used to pilfer banking and credit card information.

Aug 04 2017

U.S. judge sets $30,000 bail for famed British cyber expert

LAS VEGAS A U.S. judge in Las Vegas set a $30,000 bail on Friday for a famed British cyber security researcher accused of advertising and selling malicious code used to pilfer banking and credit card information.

Aug 04 2017

Cyber expert who stopped 'WannaCry' attack arrested in U.S. on hacking charges

SAN FRANCISCO/LAS VEGAS A cyber security researcher widely credited with helping to neutralize the global "WannaCry" ransomware attack earlier this year has been arrested on unrelated hacking charges, according to court documents unsealed on Thursday.

Aug 03 2017

Cyber expert who stopped 'WannaCry' attack arrested in U.S. on hacking charges

SAN FRANCISCO/LAS VEGAS A cyber security researcher widely credited with helping to neutralize the global "WannaCry" ransomware attack earlier this year has been arrested on unrelated hacking charges, according to court documents unsealed on Thursday.

May 31 2017

Activist sentenced to prison time over Nevada land standoff

LAS VEGAS A conservative activist was sentenced to more than seven years in prison on Wednesday for his role in an armed standoff with federal agents in Nevada in 2014 over the use of government land by ranchers and grazing fees.

Apr 13 2017

Nevada case pitting U.S. against ranchers goes to jury

LAS VEGAS A Nevada jury on Thursday began deliberating the fate of six armed supporters of cattle rancher Cliven Bundy in a tense 2014 standoff with federal agents that drew hundreds of protesters and made headlines worldwide.

Apr 13 2017

Jurors due to deliberate Nevada case of Bundy ranch standoff

LAS VEGAS, April 13 A jury is due to begin deliberations after closing arguments conclude on Thursday in the trial of six men accused of acting as gunmen for cattle rancher Cliven Bundy in a tense 2014 standoff with federal law enforcement officers.

Apr 12 2017

Nevada case that pitted U.S. against ranchers wrapping up in closing arguments

LAS VEGAS Six followers of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy used "armed force, threats and intimidation" against federal law enforcement officers during a tense 2014 standoff, prosecutors said, wrapping up their conspiracy case against the men on Wednesday.

Feb 09 2017

Trial opens over armed 2014 standoff at Bundy ranch in Nevada

LAS VEGAS Six men accused of taking part in a standoff at the Nevada property of rancher Cliven Bundy aimed rifles at law enforcement during the confrontation, prosecutors said on Thursday during opening remarks in the first of three trials stemming from the land-rights dispute.

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